The 2022 high school football season has arrived in Illinois. Games kick off starting Friday, Aug. 26 across the Peoria area.
The Journal Star's preseason coverage of the high school season includes complete schedules, lists of the top players at multiple positions, new coaches and so much more.
Here's a compilation of our coverage for 2022:
Who's playing who in Peoria?
After returning to a full nine-game regular season last fall, a sense of normalcy returns with consecutive full high school seasons. Week 1 is Aug. 26, with playoffs set for the weekend of Oct. 28. We have you covered.
Looking for Week 1? Here are the schedule and scores for opening weekend.
Best of the games: The 9 games we circled on the Peoria high school football schedule
22 questions for 2022: Answering burning questions for the 2022 high school football season
The best of the best
Journal Star reporter Adam Duvall selected the top players in the Peoria area in five positional categories: Linemen, defenders, receivers, running backs and quarterbacks. Here are links to each of the lists, for subscribers only. We will update the links here as the previews are published.
Line it up: Here are the linemen to know
Doing it with defense: Here are the defensive players to know
They're a catch: Here are the wide receivers to know
Can't stop the run: Here are the top running backs to know
Behind center: Here are the top quarterbacks to know
Practice makes perfect
There is little better than that first day of football practice each early August across the state. Adam Duvall stepped out to Peoria to check in on four 2021 playoff teams on the first day — and learned what they could do to maintain the momentum for 2022.
Keep on rolling: How these four programs pan to build off playoff success
Want to see more? Here is when all the Peoria-area football teams scrimmage on Aug. 19
New coaches and offseason changes
There are at least five new coaches taking over across the Peoria area, including one in each of the Big 12 and Mid-Illini conferences. Plus, a look at one of the top 7-on-7 events from the summer.
What we learned: Washington hosted a summer football event, and we were there
Which teams are the best?
Next week, we will take a look at the Peoria teams in the Big 12 Conference, along with the top teams in the Mid-Illini. Oh, and we're picking which teams have the best shot at a state title.
QBs battle, a star is replaced and more: What to know about the Mid-Illini Conference
Pigskin in Peoria: What to know about the city's 4 teams in the Big 12 Conference
This article originally appeared on Journal Star: Every story of 2022 Peoria-area high school football preview coverage